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Reminder: you must enroll and select AS as your airline BEFORE making a reimbursable purchase. Click HERE to enroll.

Link to buy gift certicates

As of around June 2017, multiple reports indicate that gift certificates are no longer being reimbursed.

According to this thread in the Alaska forum the reimbursement of Alaska Club memberships is no longer a problem.

To see how much of your annual credit you've used, log in to AmEx, select the card in question, choose "Membership->Benefits" off the menu bar, scroll down to see the travel credit benefit. (with thanks to Lumpylump76)



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Old Dec 8, 15, 7:18 pm
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got credit for 4 X $50 gift certificates.
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Old Dec 9, 15, 1:59 pm
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got credit for 4 X $50 gift certificates.
when did you purchase and how long before credit posted?
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Old Dec 9, 15, 2:26 pm
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when did you purchase and how long before credit posted?
1 per week for last 4 weeks, credit posts in 4-5 days.
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Old Dec 9, 15, 4:03 pm
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1 per week for last 4 weeks, credit posts in 4-5 days.
thanks for the info. if i count business days, tomorrow will be day 5. not sure what to do if credit doesn't post by end of week.... dec 3 purchase date.
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Old Dec 10, 15, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Tryingtotravel View Post
Anyone gotten credit lately?
For any incidental travel expense?
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Old Dec 10, 15, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
For any incidental travel expense?
my question was just for gc...
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Old Dec 12, 15, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Tryingtotravel View Post
my question was just for gc...
My reply was poorly worded. I wanted to expand the discussion to determine if any expenses have been reimbursed lately. That might answer whether there is a general delay or a delay limited to GCs.

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Old Dec 13, 15, 6:03 pm
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Just my luck! I went to buy a $50 gift certificate this afternoon, and kept running across a server error. I hope they fix it soon.
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Old Dec 13, 15, 11:34 pm
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Relax. Don't panic. Don't call.

I see several people here fretting over the fact that their GC purchases have not been quickly reimbursed. You need to relax and just give it time.

Read the other threads for Amex reimbursement (other airlines). You will see a mix of people there freaking out because it has been 5 whole days, and others who have been reimbursed after simply waiting a couple weeks. The Amex T&C say it may take up to four weeks to get reimbursed, so if it's been less than a month, cool your jets, don't freak out, and have a little patience.

Also, anyone who has been dabbling in this for more than a little while knows that occasionally Amex seems to hit some glitch, and reimbursements just stop for a few weeks. This happened from late September through most of October of this year. One day, (around August 28, IIRC) all reimbursements just stopped. None went through until one day in October, at which point all new reimbursements started going through again in just a few days, and the backlog post-August started going through, too.

If you freak out and start calling Amex, you will only bring scrutiny to this, and what you are trying to do is explicitly against their terms, so use your head and do not call. Be patient. It will happen. Delays are now part of this game - if you can't stand a week (or a month) of waiting, this is not the game for you.

Don't panic. Don't call.
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Old Dec 18, 15, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Points Scrounger View Post
Just my luck! I went to buy a $50 gift certificate this afternoon, and kept running across a server error. I hope they fix it soon.
I also experienced an error every time I tried to buy an Alaska gift certificate the past few days. On a whim, I signed out of my account and tried to buy a gift certificate while logged out. The transaction went through with no problem.
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Old Dec 18, 15, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Tryingtotravel View Post
thanks for the info. if i count business days, tomorrow will be day 5. not sure what to do if credit doesn't post by end of week.... dec 3 purchase date.
I agree do not call Amex bc if they flag enough gcs they'll stop reimbursing us.

Good news: both AS $100 gc and WN (another card) posted on same day: Dec 13 exactly 10 days after purchase.
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Old Dec 19, 15, 2:03 pm
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I agree do not call Amex bc if they flag enough gcs they'll stop reimbursing us.

Good news: both AS $100 gc and WN (another card) posted on same day: Dec 13 exactly 10 days after purchase.
+1.
GC for $50 purchased 12/6, reimbursed 12/16. Just wait.
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Old Dec 22, 15, 12:35 pm
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Has anyone been able to get the award redeposit fee of $125 refunded?
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Old Dec 22, 15, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Tryingtotravel View Post
Good news: both AS $100 gc and WN (another card) posted on same day: Dec 13 exactly 10 days after purchase.

Was your AS GC a single $100, or two $50? Thanks!
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Old Dec 28, 15, 10:04 pm
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Server error tonight.

Edit: followed instructions to sign out and try as a guest. Success!

Also success calling to change the Amex from UA to AS for the last few days of 2015. (I hadn't used any of the credit yet.)
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